CCNA, CNA to merge operations

Saying they believe integration will 'create one strong industry voice for newspapers in Canada,' the two organizations will put a synergistic plan into place over the next two years.

The Canadian Community Newspapers Association and the Canadian Newspaper Association have entered into a co-management agreement that will gradually merge their operations over the next two years.

‘We believe an integrated association will better reflect the reality of the Canadian newspaper industry and create one strong industry voice for newspapers in Canada,’ explains CNA board chairman Alan Allnutt.

To that end, the two associations – which represent over 830 daily, weekly and community newspapers in every province and territory in Canada – will ‘co-locate’ their offices and management teams. The integration is expected to result in a wider range of services for all members, and the provision of ‘more relevant services to all newspaper members at a reduced cost, while increasing the profile and effectiveness of the newspaper industry and its associations in Canada.’